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  • Architects: KANIUE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  86
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  A&A, A&A Material Corporation, Gotoh Lighting Furniture, JFE
  • Structure: ASA, Akira Suzuki
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SOJA-O / KANIUE - Windows, Facade
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

Text description provided by the architects. This residential complex was developed around 60 years ago from now.

Currently, there are places where the early houses are aged and remain, also some vacant lots or new places where new homes are built.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Facade, Column
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

It was an unreliable place with no uniformity. The surrounding environment is supposed to change in the future.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Beam, Facade, Column
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners
SOJA-O / KANIUE - Facade, Beam
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

The client has no strong image against the way of living.

As mentioned above, we looked for the most suitable under very loose conditions.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Image 3 of 29
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

We thought of picking up the trivial context of the premises and scooping up the client's hidden needs.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Beam, Deck, Column
© Yosuke Ohtake

But it felt like we decided to forcibly. So we thought frankly against the absence of trust in the surrounding environment and lack of image of the owner's life. And we proposed two large spaces of different quality.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Door, Windows
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

One is a space where 12 pillars fall evenly and can be partitioned small.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

One is a space where the size of the outer circumference of the building has become the size of the floor as it is and there is no partition. A space that reacts to the surrounding environment and changes.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Beam, Column
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

Then, the space where the surrounding environment does not change even if it changes.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Image 2 of 29
© Yosuke Ohtake

Going back and forth between these extreme two worlds, residents look for ways to interact with the surrounding environment. It is like a place to live on this land rather than a house.

Here are some things that change and others that do not change.

SOJA-O / KANIUE - Windows
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

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Address:Okayama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "SOJA-O / KANIUE" 24 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners

“变就是不变” SOJA-O 住宅 / KANIUE

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